Everyone Deserves an Adventure

A life-affirming opportunity to support our local heroes and children & adults of differing abilities.

In our most unique community collaboration yet, the YMCA of South Hampton Roads has teamed up with the Virginia Gentlemen Foundation to create a landmark new adventure park for those who need it most.

YMCA JT's Camp Grom is a day retreat developed especially for wounded veterans and their families, the families of fallen war heroes and children and adults with differing abilities. It is a special place where everyone in the family can spend time and participate, together. Unlike traditional camps, Camp Grom delivers a unique, integrated and adaptive day of activities surrounded by family and friends.

This 70-acre site in Virginia Beach will boast an aquatic center, an outdoor lake with fishing, a gym/auditorium, picnic shelters, a sports field, a water spray park and so much more. When completed, JT’s Camp Grom will welcome thousands of Hampton Roads adults and children with differing abilities each year, plus serve the over 40,000 wounded veterans and countless families of fallen veterans who live in our area.

There’s never been a project of this kind or of this magnitude. The YMCA of South Hampton Roads is thrilled to run the day-to-day operations of YMCA JT's Camp Grom.

To bring adventure to all, we need your help!

This year the Y has two very important fundraising goals for YMCA JT’s Camp Grom:

First, we are wrapping up our $250,000 Capital Campaign. Supporting the Capital Campaign will help outfit the camp with the specialized equipment and furniture needed to create this unique adventure experience. Second, the Y has a goal to raise $160,000, through the 2018 Annual Giving Campaign to support participant scholarships and programs this summer at YMCA JT’s Camp Grom.

Please join us in helping to create an adventure without limits.